Full Fix: Keyboard automatically typing in Windows 10, 8.1, 7
The keyboard is one of the most basic peripherals, but many users reported that their keyboard is automatically typing. This is an unusual issue, but in today’s article we’ll show you how to fix it properly.
Keyboard issues can be problematic, and speaking of issues, here are some common problems that users encountered:
- Keyboard typing on its own Windows 10, random letters Windows 10, without pressing keys – Many users reported that their keyboard keeps typing random letters on its own. To fix this, just run the keyboard troubleshooter and the problem should be resolved.
- Keyboard double typing Windows 10, repeating letters Windows 10, suddenly starts typing slash (/) – Sometimes your keyboard can repeat letters or start typing suddenly. If this happens, be sure to update your drivers or reinstall them.
- Laptop keyboard typing by itself – This problem can occur due to hardware issues, but you might be able to avoid the issue by using an external keyboard.
- Keyboard randomly typing – This issue can occur for various reasons, but you should be able to fix the problem with one of our solutions.
The keyboard is automatically typing in Windows 10, how to fix it?
- Run the keyboard troubleshooter
- Reinstall the keyboard driver
- Update your drivers
- Drain your laptop battery
- Try your keyboard on a different PC
- Use external keyboard instead of your laptop keyboard
- Make sure that Sticky Keys aren’t enabled
- Install the latest updates
Solution 1 – Run the keyboard troubleshooter
According to users, if your keyboard is automatically typing, the problem might be a temporary software glitch. These types of glitches can occur with almost any device, and one of the simplest ways to fix those glitches is to use the built-in troubleshooter.
Windows comes with a variety of troubleshooters that you can use to fix all sorts of problems automatically. To fix this problem, you just need to do the following:
- Open the Settings app and navigate to the Update & Security section. You can open the Settings app quickly by using Windows Key + I shortcut.
- Select Troubleshoot from the menu on the left. In the right pane, select Keyboard and click Run the troubleshooter button.
- Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the troubleshooting process.
Once the troubleshooting process is finished, check if the problem is still there. If the issue is still there, you might want to run Hardware and devices troubleshooter as well.
Solution 2 – Reinstall the keyboard driver
If you’re having problems with your keyboard, the issue might be your drivers. According to users, your keyboard can start automatically typing if your drivers are corrupted, but you can fix that problem simply by reinstalling its drivers. To do that, just follow these steps:
- Open Device Manager. You can do that by pressing Windows Key + X and choosing Device Manager from the list.
- Locate your keyboard driver, right-click it and choose Uninstall device.
- When the confirmation dialog appears, click Uninstall.
- Once you remove the keyboard driver, click the Scan for hardware changes icon.
After doing that, the default driver should be installed and the problem with the keyboard should be resolved.
Solution 3 – Update your drivers
If your keyboard is typing automatically in Windows 10, the issue might be your drivers. Sometimes you might not have the proper drivers installed, and that can cause this problem to appear. However, you can always update the drivers by doing the following:
- Open Device Manager, locate your keyboard driver, right-click it and choose Update driver.
- Select Search automatically for updated driver software.
Windows will try to download the best driver for your keyboard from the web. Although this is the simplest way to update your drivers, it’s not always effective. If you want, you can also try updating your drivers manually. To do that, follow these steps:
- Repeat the same steps from above.
- This time choose Browse my computer for driver software.
- Select Let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer.
- Now pick the driver that you want to install manually.
After doing that, check if the problem is still there. In case the problem is still there, perhaps you should try updating your drivers by using a dedicated tool. TweakBit Driver Updater is a simple tool that can update all your drivers automatically. Thus, it will keep you away from damaging your system while manually downloading and installing the wrong driver versions.
If you have any issues caused by outdated or corrupted drivers, use this tool to download the latest drivers and check if that solves the problem.
Solution 4 – Drain your laptop battery
If you’re having this problem on your laptop, you might be able to fix it simply by draining its battery. There are various reasons why the keyboard can start automatically typing, but several users reported that they fixed the issue by draining their laptop battery.
To do that, keep your laptop running for a couple of hours until the battery is empty. After doing that, remove the battery from the laptop and press and hold the Power button on your laptop. Do this for about 30 seconds or more.
By doing so you’ll remove any leftover electricity from the device. Now insert the battery back to your laptop and check if the problem is still there.
Solution 5 – Try your keyboard on a different PC
Sometimes your keyboard can be typing automatically because one of its keys is stuck. If that’s so, be sure to gently remove that key and check if the problem is resolved. If the issue doesn’t appear, insert the key back into its slot and check if that helps.
If the issue is still there, connect the keyboard to a different PC and check if it’s working. In case the keyboard works, it’s possible that one of your settings is causing the issue on your PC.
If you’re using a laptop, perhaps you should take it to the repair shop and ask them to check if your keyboard is working properly.
Solution 6 – Use external keyboard instead of your laptop keyboard
Many users reported that their laptop keyboard is automatically typing. This can happen if one of your keys is stuck or broken. This can be quite an annoying problem, but you can avoid it using an external keyboard.
Bear in mind that this is just a workaround, but until you manage to find a permanent solution an external keyboard should be helpful. Once you connect the external keyboard to your laptop, you need to disable your built-in keyboard. To do that, follow these steps:
- Open Device Manager, locate your keyboard, right-click it and choose Disable from the menu.
- When the confirmation dialog appears, click Yes.
Once you disable your built-in keyboard the problem should be resolved. As we already mentioned, this is just a workaround, but it might come in handy until you find the cause of the problem.
A virtual keyboard has been of great help for users as a temporary solution. It’s easy to use and allows you to perform all sorts of actions simply by clicking the dedicated button on your screen.
We recommend the universal and fully accessible virtual keyboard from Comfort Software. It has additional advantages compared to the regular keyboard and you can customize the on-screen keyboard look and behavior.
Solution 7 – Make sure that Sticky Keys aren’t enabled
According to users, if your keyboard is automatically typing, that can be due to Sticky Keys feature. This is an accessibility feature, and while it can be helpful to many users, sometimes it can cause problems.
To disable Sticky Keys on your PC, you just need to do the following:
- In the Search bar enter control panel. Now choose Control Panel from the list of results.
- When Control Panel opens, select Ease of Access Center.
- Disable all options in Make it easier to type section. Now click Set up Sticky Keys.
- Disable all options and click Apply and OK to save changes.
Once you disable Sticky Keys, check if the problem is resolved.
Solution 8 – Install the latest updates
Sometimes keyboard can start automatically typing on Windows 10 due to certain compatibility issues or glitches. Glitches can occur once in a while, and the best way to deal with them is to keep your system up to date.
Windows keeps itself up to date automatically, but sometimes you might miss certain updates. However, you can always check for updates manually by doing the following:
Windows will check for available updates and try to download them automatically in the background. Once the updates are downloaded, they’ll be installed as soon as you restart your PC. Once your system is up to date, check if the problem is resolved.
Keyboard problems can be quite annoying, and in most cases you can fix those issues by reinstalling the drivers or by checking your keyboard for hardware issues. If those solutions didn’t work, feel free to try any other solution from this article.
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